South Carolina Council on Competitiveness’ TransformSC Welcomes Calhoun County High School to the Network

(Columbia, SC) The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness’ TransformSC Network is closing out the 2019 calendar year with the announcement that Calhoun County High School is the newest school to join the network.

TransformSC, an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (the Council), is a statewide network of innovative public schools that work in collaboration with business leaders, educators, students, parents, and policymakers in order to transform South Carolina’s public education system to prepare graduates for careers, college, and citizenship. The addition of Calhoun County High School brings the total number of TransformSC network schools to 72. The network also has seven entire school districts.

Dr. Peggy Torrey, Director of TransformSC, said that personnel within the high school have worked diligently over the course of the past year to establish a long-term innovation plan for their students.

“TransformSC was established with a commitment to support transformative practices in education that will positively impact every student and every teacher in every classroom every day.  The multi-phase application process allows network schools to thoughtfully consider how to best incorporate transformation in education within their classrooms and Calhoun County High School has shown that in their planned approach to support the network’s mission.”

Milton Howard, principal of Calhoun County High school stated, “We are extremely excited to join the Transform SC network and take advantage of the wonderful opportunities it will provide to enhance teaching and learning at CCHS for our community. Our staff will incorporate WIN software, Google Classroom applications, and Microburst Soft skills training to improve instructional methods, which will increase student readiness for transition to college, the workforce, or the armed services. We are devoted to ensuring that all students will meet the profile of the SC Graduate before leaving CCHS.”

Susie Shannon, President & CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, expressed that having Calhoun County High School join the TransformSC network enriches the network’s ability to serve as an agent of change for students and businesses alike, and helps support the ongoing competitiveness of our state.

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About the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness – The Council – is a nonpartisan, business-led, nonprofit organization that drives South Carolina’s long-term economic growth through managing select industry clusters and providing the research, network, and resources that clusters require to thrive. Led by President and CEO, Susie Shannon, the Council manages multiple initiatives and industry clusters in South Carolina including SC Aerospace, SC/Fraunhofer USA Alliance, SC Logistics, TechSC, SC CyberAlley, and TransformSC.  It also provides resources and support to other clusters and initiatives across the state.

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